Let's Play Chess!
Aug
1
6:00 PM18:00

Let's Play Chess!

Who's ready for Chess this Thursday?

This week, we will be hosting 4 rounds of rated and unrated play. (Unrated section subject to four player minimum in that section).

Not sure about playing in a tournament? head on down anyways for some casual play between rounds and tips + tricks from our experienced players. We don't bite!

1616 Woodruff Road, $5 entry for tournament play. Please arrive before 6pm to ensure entry into the first round.

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Open Blitz Night!
Jul
18
6:00 PM18:00

Open Blitz Night!

Get ready for some FAST chess! Blitz is a great way to improve your tactical skills and practice your openings. This Thursday, we will be hosting a 5 round blitz tournament (G/5). No USCF Membership required to play!

$5 entry, 6pm, 1616 Woodruff Road @ Roly Poly Sandwich Shop; Don't miss out!!

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Fried Liver Mayhem!!
Jun
13
6:00 PM18:00

Fried Liver Mayhem!!

Our opening theme Thursday night (6/13) will be "The Fried Liver Attack", also called the Fegatello Attack (named after an Italian idiom meaning "dead as a piece of liver"). This is one of the most aggressive chess openings and is a variation of the Two Knights Defense. After black moves 3...Nf6, white makes the aggressive move 4.Ng5!? and launches both players down a path leading to the crazy fried liver attack! Join us Thursday night for Fried Liver Mayhem and see what happens!!

We will be playing our normal 3 rounds of rated/unrated chess immediately following fried liver mayhem.

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Jun
6
6:00 PM18:00

960 Chess Night!!

Our theme game this week will be "960 Chess" also known as "Fischer Random Chess". Players will be given a random starting position in which the pieces on the back rank will be shuffled. This chess variant was advocated by World Champion Bobby Fischer. The purpose was for players to have to rely on their talent and creativity as opposed to just memorizing opening lines. We hope to end up with a lot of exciting games!! Don’t worry if you’ve never played before. It is much like regular chess.

Following our 960 game, we will play 3 rounds of normal (quick) chess (rated and unrated).

Below is a primer on 960 chess from youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB93LL1ijCw

Example starting position from a 960 game…

chess_960.jpg
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May
23
6:00 PM18:00

Bughouse!!

Get ready for a crazy fun night of Bughouse!!

What is Bughouse?

Bughouse is a chess variant in which two teams of two players compete against each other. Bughouse is played on two boards; one teammate takes White while the other takes Black. Captured pieces are handed to one's partner who has the option of placing the piece on an empty square on any turn.

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Apr
25
6:00 PM18:00

Bughouse!!

Our first round (theme) game this week will be Bughouse followed by 3 rounds of rated and unrated play.

What is Bughouse?

Bughouse is a chess variant in which two teams of two players compete against each other. Bughouse is played on two boards; one teammate takes White while the other takes Black. Captured pieces are handed to one's partner who has the option of placing the piece on an empty square on any turn.

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Apr
4
to Apr 7

960 Chess Night!!

Our theme game this week will be "960 Chess" also known as "Fischer Random Chess". Players will be given a random starting position in which the pieces on the back rank will be shuffled. This chess variant was advocated by World Champion Bobby Fischer. The purpose was for players to have to rely on their talent and creativity as opposed to just memorizing opening lines. This will be something new for all of us and we hope to end up with a lot of exciting games!!

Following our 960 game, we will play 3 rounds of normal (quick) chess (rated and unrated).

Below is a primer on 960 chess from youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rB93LL1ijCw

Example starting position from a 960 game…

960_chess_example.jpg
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Mar
14
6:00 PM18:00

Bughouse!!!

Yes, Bughouse is back!!!

Get ready for a crazy fun night of Bughouse!!

What is Bughouse?

Bughouse is a chess variant in which two teams of two players compete against each other. Bughouse is played on two boards; one teammate takes White while the other takes Black. Captured pieces are handed to one's partner who has the option of placing the piece on an empty square on any turn.

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